Trex Composite Decking Reviews

Trex Company, a manufacturer of a wood-alternative decking and railing currently offers a ‘good, better, best’ decking line-up, with three distinct decking collections – Trex® Select®, Enhance® and Transcend® – that allow consumers to choose the ideal product to meet their outdoor living needs. Trex decking resists fading, staining, scratching and mold and will not rot, warp, crack or splinter. Upkeep is virtually hassle-free and requires no sanding, staining or painting. All collections are made from 95 percent recycled materials and are backed by a 25 year Fade and Stain Warranty.

For 12 years in a row, Trex has been recognized as No. 1 in "brand familiarity," "brand used most," and "brand used most in the past two years" for the composite/PVC decking category in the Builder Magazine annual Brand Use Study. It has also been recognized as the "greenest" decking brand from Green Builder Magazine for eight years in a row and won the 2016 Environmental Vendor of the Year award from Home Depot (NYSE:HD). And its decks look great: It has won the Best of Houzz Design award five years in a row, named for the home-renovation website that bestows it.

It's sold in 6,700 retail locations around the world, including Home Depot and Lowe's (NYSE:LOW), the two largest home improvement chains that cater to both do-it-yourselfers and professional builders. Trex also sells to wholesale distributors, which then sell the products to retail lumber outlets.

Good: Trex Select is the newest line of shelled composite and railing, it brings superior durability and unparalleled aesthetics of the brand’s higher-end offerings to consumers at an affordable price. The collection is offered in five nature-inspired colors, including Madeira, Pebble Grey, Saddle, Winchester Grey and Woodland Brown. The suggested retail price of Trex Select is approximately $2.75/LF.

Better: Trex Enhance is available in three classic shades, including Clam Shell, Beach Dune and Saddle, and blends well with all Trex railing lines, allowing consumers and designers to mix-and-match to create a completely custom look. The collection, which was named among the 2019 Remodelers' Choice 100 by Qualified Remodeler magazine, is compatible with Trex Hideaway® Hidden Fasteners for perfectly consistent spacing, no visible screws and completely smooth surface underfoot. The suggested retail price of Trex Enhance decking is approximately $3/LF.

Best: Trex Transcend is the revolutionary collection that first debuted in 2010. A proprietary nine-element surface formulation that produces a natural, wood-like grain pattern with lustrous satin finish, it’s engineered with an exclusive low-sheen, high-traffic formulation. It’s offered in nine rich colors including earthy classics with deep wood grains including Vintage Lantern, Fire Pit, Tree House, Rope Swing and Gravel Path, and tropical colors featuring subtle shading, natural variations and distinctive striations of tropical hardwoods including Lava Rock, Spiced Rum, Tiki Torch and Island Mist. Transcend also meets the ASTIM E84 Class B fire-resistance rating, as required by the California State Fire Marshall. The suggested retail price of Trex Transcend classic decking is approximately $3.25/LF. The Trex Transcend tropical decking is $4/LF.

Trex deck boards are offered in 1’’ square edge boards and 1’’ grooved edge boards with 12’, 16’ and 20’ lengths, and 1’’ grooved porch floor boards with 10’, 12’ and 16’ lengths.

Other Trex products include Elevations®, RainEscape®, Transcend railing, Select railing, Fascia, Spiral Stairs™, OutdoorLighting™, Outdoor Furniture™, Pergola™ and Trim™.

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